Skip to main content

Watch with Mother - Bill and Ben: The Flowerpot Men (The Potato Man)

by BBC

Published 1953


Bill and Ben: The Flowerpot Men - The Potato Man
British show for young children first shown as part of the ‘Watch with Mother’ strand. First transmitted on the BBC on the 4th October 1953.
Flowerpot Men voices by Peter Hawkins (Peter Hawkins also provided some of the Daleks 'voices' on Doctor Who in the 1960's)

In the Public Domain under the UK 50 year broadcast copyright laws.


Run time 15:05
Producer BBC
Audio/Visual sound, Black and White


Reviews

Reviewer: rasputin2 - - November 2, 2012
Subject: accent.
This lady has the kind of posh upper-class accent--- Received Pronunciation---- that not too many English people use daily anymore.
Reviewer: Meatpies - - November 10, 2008
Subject: I agree
This was very cute and simple.

I wish kids could enjoy cute and simple again.
Reviewer: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan - - November 9, 2008
Subject: Very cute!
I watched this yesterday and it was very cute. I was born in 1990 but this kinda show is timeless. Indeed, anyone born before 1992 will love seeing a show from before TV got disgustingly "politically correct". The modern BBC could learn a lot from these old gems.
Download Options
In Collection
Classic TV
In Collection
Television
Uploaded by
Aubrey - I am here
on 11/7/2008
Views
15,410
Favorites
6
Reviews
3
PEOPLE ALSO FOUND
Classic TV
3,739
1
1
( 1 reviews )
Classic TV
by Ralph Edwards
754
2
0
Classic TV
14,175
1
2
( 2 reviews )
Classic TV
by BBC
3,297
1
0
Classic TV
3,300
3
1
( 1 reviews )
Classic TV
2,268
5
0
Classic TV
by Ralph Edwards
3,445
5
1
( 1 reviews )
Classic TV
4,397
8
4
( 4 reviews )
Classic TV
by Ralph Edwards
6,323
6
5
( 5 reviews )
Classic TV
by Ralph Edwards
10,649
7
1
( 1 reviews )